Sparkling Results for Sugar Quay in London
About the building
Along the banks of the Thames in the City of London stands Sugar Quay – an impressive office block. Situated right in the heart of the capital, Sugar Quay’s nearby landmarks include the Shard and Tower Bridge, so it’s imperative that this commercial building always looks professional and spotlessly clean.
The building’s managing agent called Aquamark one week before the building’s windows needed to be cleaned, and we were of course only too happy to help. What’s more, filming was due to take place within the building, imminently, so a swift cleaning solution was necessary.
Due to Sugar Quay’s adjacency to the river, the job was a challenging one. There was no ground access to the front-facing façade, and there was an overhang of windows that presented another obstacle to more conventional window cleaning methods.
Priding ourselves on finding cleaning solutions where others fail, Aquamark was keen to devise an effective plan of action.
Using the abseil cleaning method, our professional team worked from the top of the building downwards. For this uniquely positioned building, we also implemented the cherry picker and water fed poles for the sides of the building for a really thorough clean.
What were the results?
The client was impressed with Aquamark’s ability to navigate this awkwardly positioned building. Aquamark completed the cleaning on budget and on time, meaning that Sugar Quay was ready in time for filming! (Which was, incidentally, for the series, “Elementary” – an American and modern take on the Sherlock Holmes story.)